The East Aurora School Board crept closer to finalizing the district’s 2014-2015 budget at its most recent meeting on April 9. In the newest version presented by Superintendent Brian Russ, all previous restorations still stand, and something else has made a comeback as well: fourth grade band and orchestra, though it has some twists. In addition, the high school physical education program at the high school will be seeing some big charges.
In just under one year of business, JoyWheel Yoga & Wellness has moved from a 500-square-foot space to an approximately 800-square-foot space and added a host of community programs to its regular offerings of private, semi-private and group yoga classes, meditation classes, wellness guidance and nutrition counseling.
Zachary Felder has been named the current recipient of the William and Diane Green P'83, P'87 East Aurora Community Scholarship. The scholarship rewards academic excellence and leadership by providing financial assistance to students from East Aurora High School to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
The Marilla Town Board unanimously voted to extend its moratorium on "solid waste and recycling and disposal of sludge, sewage sludge and septage," but not before Supervisor Earl Gingerich, Jr. warned a standing room-only crowd that he is skeptical that Marilla can totally ban an out-of-town firm from storing effluent known as "equate" in above-ground tanks. Made from the anaerobic digestion of food waste and sewage sludge, the product has been widely used in the fertilization of fields.
East Aurora Middle School teachers Gary Terhune and Nina Arendt recently announced the winners of the Middle School talent show, with thanks to the music department, judges, chaperones and an enthusiastic audience.
Despite the misgivings of several trustees and a 20-minute debate over whether the payment was appropriate, the East Aurora Village Board agreed to pay The LiRo Group a supplemental contract management fee for its work on the new East Aurora Fire Station on Center Street.
The late Sarah Oubre was someone you remembered, according to those closest to her. The East Aurora resident died in 2011 at the age of 29, but "her love of life and love for others is a lesson everyone who knew Sarah will carry with them all their lives," her father, Jim, said in her obituary.
Elma resident Greg Merkle has been elected as the new secretary of the Executive Committee for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. He has served on the organization's Board of Directors since 2008 and is also the chairman for the Long Range Planning Committee.